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General News    H4'ed 10/16/15

Creeping Disaster: Fukushima's Radioactive Water Flowing to US North Coast

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This is a 10 year timelapse of the radiation from Fukushima, Japan, contaminating the Pacific Ocean
This is a 10 year timelapse of the radiation from Fukushima, Japan, contaminating the Pacific Ocean
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Although the US Environmental Protection Agency stopped its emergency radiation monitoring of Fukushima's radioactive contamination in May 2011, it does not mean that the problem has ceased to exist, US environmental expert John LaForge notes, warning that radioactive cesium is likely to keep arriving at the North American coast. LaForge, a co-director of Nukewatch, a peace and environmental justice group in Wisconsin, calls attention to the fact that just between August 2013 and May 2014 'at least' two trillion Becquerels of radioactivity entered the Pacific Ocean — and 'this 9-month period isn't even the half of it,' the expert stressed.
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